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Comment Autoupdating is the biggest problem. (Score 5, Interesting) 45 45

The really bad thing about Chrome is the way it is impossible to stop extensions from automatically updating.

An extension can be perfectly good, when first installed, but if the author goes rogue, has a security breach or just sells the extension to a third party, there is no way to stop it from automatically updating.

Comment Re: Simple answer... (Score 1) 484 484

Haven't you noticed that America's infrastructure is crumbling? Now why is that?

It's crumbling because you don't pay enough tax. Stop being selfish, pay decent taxes (45-49% for high-earners would be a start) and then you can have decent facilities, transport and health-care.

Comment Re:Removed after Initial sales spike (Score 1) 310 310

K-mart in Australia is a downmarket piece of shit. They dumped something like 80% of their brand-name merchandise, around 5-6 years ago, and replaced it with it low-quality, in-house junk. I'm surprised that they even still sell video games at all.

Comment Re:It's only worth it (Score 1) 237 237

if you can afford it. I don't know anyone who takes public transportation if they don't have to. A drive that takes me 30 minutes by Car used to take a legally blind buddy of mine 90. Try spending 3 hours a day on a smelly bus with cheap, uncomfortable seats.

Hi. Nice to meet you. I'm the person who will always take public transport in preference to a taxi, despite the fact that I can easily afford the taxi.

I don't care how much money I have, $15 for a trip from the centre of Melbourne to my inner city suburb is a complete rip-off.

Comment Agile can fuck off. (Score 4, Interesting) 239 239

FTFA: a little pain was just part of the “Agile” way of doing things

Agile is now infecting the open-source world? Fuck it, I'm out. It's bad enough having to put up with all the "agile" bullshit at work, from their utterly pointless daily stand-up meetings to their fucking little cards on the wall everywhere (managers of the world: WE USE ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEMS NOW). Add to that the unbearable Friday "retrospective" meetings (yeah, the last fucking thing I want to do on a Friday is sit in another pointless meeting talking about our problems) and then the Monday three hour meetings where we waste time voting on how long it should take other people to do their job instead of just fucking doing it.

Agile has killed any enjoyment there was in the IT field. If people are trying to pollute the open-source world with it, they can fuck off.

Comment Re:Cash is NOT King anymore (Score 1) 248 248

All bill numbers are recorded as they leave ATM machine and the cash flow is tracked.

Even if this were true, there is no recording of serial numbers on banknotes from shop cash registers, so the moment you spend a large banknote, there is no way that they can track that you're holding the banknotes that you get as change, nor of what you spent the original banknote on.

Comment Misinformation. (Score 2) 248 248

Clearly, the best path for people to take is to start feeding misinformation into the system. Periodically do searches for things you're not remotely interested in. Make them think you're a completely different age, sex, race, and socio-economic group. A database full of incorrect marketing information is worthless to anyone.

Any program which runs right is obsolete.